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Grizzlies take Greivis Vasquez with 28th pick

Greivis Vasquez returned to Maryland for his senior season after exploring the NBA draft in 2009, and his final year allowed him to become the ACC player of the year and a first-round draft pick. Vasquez's gamble paid off Thursday when the Memphis Grizzlies selected him with the No. 28 overall pick.

In typical Vasquez fashion, the Maryland alum strutted to the podium at Madison Square Garden's theater and hugged NBA Commissioner David Stern. He will become the third Venezuelan in NBA history and the Terrapins' first first-round pick since 2002.

By Alexa Steele  |  June 24, 2010; 10:20 PM ET
 
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Good for Greivis going in the 1st round. He's a baller. He'll carve out a decent career in the NBA I think - hardworking, versatile, tons of energy.

Posted by: p1funk | June 24, 2010 10:21 PM | Report abuse

Sheesh, I guess I'll just wait to post opinions.

Alexa,

Y'all gonna take a break anytime soon or what?

Posted by: Vicc | June 24, 2010 10:24 PM | Report abuse

Greivis?

1st round is a reach.

He is too slow to be effective in the NBA.

Posted by: Vicc | June 24, 2010 10:25 PM | Report abuse

Good job Greivis. I can also see him possibly taking over the starting PG spot in Memphis because Conley isn't panning out like the grizz thought he would

Posted by: bullets8890 | June 24, 2010 10:25 PM | Report abuse

So all day people were pissin' and moanin' about there not being enough coverage. Now people are pissin' and moanin' about there being too much?

Geezus.

Posted by: kalo_rama | June 24, 2010 10:26 PM | Report abuse

Loser.

He'll get no time with OJ Mayo on the team and if Gay stays.

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | June 24, 2010 10:27 PM | Report abuse

Greivis?

1st round is a reach.

He is too slow to be effective in the NBA.

Posted by: Vicc | June 24, 2010 10:25 PM | Report abuse

Greivis held his own for 4 years in the ACC which is a big-time guard heavy conference.

What he lacks in speed/athleticism, he makes up for with good size and he's a smarter defender than he gets credit for.

Until Sean Mosely started getting real PT at UMaryland, Vasquez was always assigned to guard the other team's best perimeter player.

Posted by: p1funk | June 24, 2010 10:29 PM | Report abuse

I love how DC MAN, aka the biggest loser on the Wizards Insider, calls Greivis Vasquez a "loser" and says he'll get no time if Rudy Gay stays. Wow, not only are you a loser, but you're an idiot too. Rudy Gay is not a point guard, he's not even a guard you unbelievable moron. Vasquez won the Cousy Award as the nation's top 'point guard' and won the ACC Player of the Year as the ACC's best player...and he'll fit right in in Memphis as a solid contributor off the bench.

Get a life.

Posted by: Barno1 | June 24, 2010 10:34 PM | Report abuse

I can live with this draft.

Obviously with Wall as the #1 it's hard to walk away unhappy.

Seraphin sounds like a legit PF prospect with alot of upsdie, and that's what the draft is about.

At the very least, Hinrich can provide the Wiz with some decent veteran lockerroom leadership and be a mentor for John Wall. Heavens knows this lockerroom is full of kids and knuckleheads, and God forbid the only veteran influence Wall has to lean on is Gilbert Arenas.

Compared to last year, this draft feels like entering the Promised Land.

Posted by: p1funk | June 24, 2010 10:36 PM | Report abuse

Vasquez's biggest problem is above the neck. As the Terps' centerpiece player and emotional sparkplug, he could get away with being overly emotional, mercurial, unpredictable, and sometimes out of control because his teammates fed off his energy. But that won't fly when he's the 8th or 9th man in the NBA. Because he lacks the kind of physical talent to overwhelm people, he has to be under control and efficient to have an impact. The problem is, he's never learned to play under control or efficiently, so it's an open question whether he can make that transition and still be an effective ball player.

Posted by: kalo_rama | June 24, 2010 10:37 PM | Report abuse

Loser.

He'll get no time with OJ Mayo on the team and if Gay stays.

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | June 24, 2010 10:27 PM

Dude..Mayo plays the 2 and Rudy plays the 3. Vas can play either the 1 or 2.

Sounds like you lose.

Posted by: Diesel44 | June 24, 2010 10:38 PM | Report abuse

I thought Gay was a free agent this year.

He coulda filled our void at the 3. He's a baller too.

Posted by: Vicc | June 24, 2010 10:43 PM | Report abuse

kalo,

I hear what you are saying, but I think that Vasquez was allowed to go emotionally bonkers at Maryland b/c that's how Gary amped him up to play. Gary is an emotionally bonkers kind of guy, and it was the environment they fed off of.

Vazquez is the kind of player who will respond to coaching and do what he's asked. He came in as a 2-guard at Maryland and converted to a PG out of necessity; he often drew some tough defensive assignments against ACC guards when MD had no other perimeter defenders they could trust.

I think he showed alot of maturity by coming back for his senior year at UM.

He's the kind of harnassed-energy guy you can bring off the bench a-la Mark madsen.

Posted by: p1funk | June 24, 2010 10:43 PM | Report abuse

He's the 28th pick of the Grizzlies. He should now be officially and deservedly banished from the collective memory of the greater DC region.

Posted by: ArchieTambo | June 24, 2010 10:44 PM | Report abuse

"I love how DC MAN, aka the biggest loser on the Wizards Insider, calls Greivis Vasquez a "loser" and says he'll get no time if Rudy Gay stays. Wow, not only are you a loser, but you're an idiot too. Rudy Gay is not a point guard, he's not even a guard you unbelievable moron. Vasquez won the Cousy Award as the nation's top 'point guard' and won the ACC Player of the Year as the ACC's best player...and he'll fit right in in Memphis as a solid contributor off the bench.

Get a life.

Posted by: Barno1 | June 24, 2010 10:34 PM | Report abuse "

Yeah, Vasquez is/will be a PG just like Juan Dixon became a PG.

FYI, Eric Hayes was the PG on the team.

Vasquez is a slow 2 who can't shoot consistently and has no hops.

Given all that, I think he'd fit better in NY since he loves the limelight.

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | June 24, 2010 10:45 PM | Report abuse

He's the 28th pick of the Grizzlies. He should now be officially and deservedly banished from the collective memory of the greater DC region.

Posted by: ArchieTambo | June 24, 2010 10:44 PM | Report abuse


You clearly are not a Terp...or native of Montgomery County.

Posted by: p1funk | June 24, 2010 10:46 PM | Report abuse

"Vazquez is the kind of player who will respond to coaching and do what he's asked. He came in as a 2-guard at Maryland and converted to a PG out of necessity; he often drew some tough defensive assignments against ACC guards when MD had no other perimeter defenders they could trust.

I think he showed alot of maturity by coming back for his senior year at UM.

He's the kind of harnassed-energy guy you can bring off the bench a-la Mark madsen.

Posted by: p1funk | June 24, 2010 10:43 PM | Report abuse "

Get off the pipe.

Just b/c Vasquez "will respond to coaching" doesn't mean he has the tools to compete in the NBA.

When coming off the bench, he'll be asked to respond with consistent shooting and/or key defensive stops. Both are his weaknesses.

Vasquez did not return for his senior season because of "maturity." He returned because he knew he would not get drafted and all the people that he spoke to urged him to go back.

Kids don't stay in college if they're going to be drafted high.

Again, Eric Hayes was the PG on the team.

Again, get off the pipe.

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | June 24, 2010 10:49 PM | Report abuse

FYI, Eric Hayes was the PG on the team.


Posted by: DC_MAN88 | June 24, 2010 10:45 PM | Report abuse


Hayes complemented Vasquez. If gary wanted Vasquez at the point, Hayes moved to 2. If Gary wanted to get Vasquez loose on wings, Eric would bring up the ball.

This past season. Vasquez played most of the PG

Posted by: p1funk | June 24, 2010 10:51 PM | Report abuse

dcman love

Posted by: dcinmd1 | June 24, 2010 10:52 PM | Report abuse

He's the 28th pick of the Grizzlies. He should now be officially and deservedly banished from the collective memory of the greater DC region.

Posted by: ArchieTambo | June 24, 2010 10:44

You clearly are not a Terp...or native of Montgomery County.

I didn't realize Terp fans living up off of I-270 were all so emotionally invested in the future fortunes of the Memphis (nee Vancouver) Grizzlies. I stand corrected.

Posted by: ArchieTambo | June 24, 2010 10:53 PM | Report abuse

hey that was suppose to say dcman loves

Posted by: dcinmd1 | June 24, 2010 10:53 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | June 24, 2010 10:49 PM |

Eric Hayes was the 2. You clearly don't know what you're talking about.

Vas was taken 28th overall, seems like a steal for the ACC player of the year and a guy with versatility.

Posted by: Diesel44 | June 24, 2010 10:54 PM | Report abuse

Again, Eric Hayes was the PG on the team.

Again, get off the pipe.

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | June 24, 2010 10:49 PM | Report abuse

Get off the blog. No one seems to like you around here.

Eric Hayes was not the PG. He handled the ball sometimes, but he's a shooter who played shooting guard. This past season Maryland went with 3 gaurds starting - Vasquez, Moseley and Hayes. Vasquez did most of the ball-handling.

Eric Hayes was a PG, just like Rudy Gay is a guard at Memphis and will prevent Vasquez from getting on ther court, huh?

Get a clue and learn where people play before posting.

Posted by: p1funk | June 24, 2010 10:54 PM | Report abuse

"Hayes complemented Vasquez. If gary wanted Vasquez at the point, Hayes moved to 2. If Gary wanted to get Vasquez loose on wings, Eric would bring up the ball.

This past season. Vasquez played most of the PG

Posted by: p1funk | June 24, 2010 10:51 PM | Report abuse "

If Gary wanted the ball to be rotated around, Eric Hayes would have the ball.

If Gary wanted Vasquez to take the shot, then he became the PG.

Vasquez is no closer to being a PG than Juan ever was.

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | June 24, 2010 10:55 PM | Report abuse

I blogged yesterday that Ernie had to be a bungling idiot to lose his job in one year.

From my binoculars, he is coming pretty damn close.

We move up to 17 and take a guy from France that isn't available this year. What? Why?

And we are giving up two picks to get Trever Booker who is 6'7". What? Why?

Somebody hit me over the head. Don't make since to me. What is up?

LarryInClintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | June 24, 2010 10:55 PM | Report abuse

"Get off the blog. No one seems to like you around here.

Eric Hayes was not the PG. He handled the ball sometimes, but he's a shooter who played shooting guard. This past season Maryland went with 3 gaurds starting - Vasquez, Moseley and Hayes. Vasquez did most of the ball-handling.

Eric Hayes was a PG, just like Rudy Gay is a guard at Memphis and will prevent Vasquez from getting on ther court, huh?

Get a clue and learn where people play before posting.

Posted by: p1funk | June 24, 2010 10:54 PM | Report abuse "

If you think Vasquez is a PG, then you clearly have no clue.

Get off the blog, numbnutz.

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | June 24, 2010 10:56 PM | Report abuse

"I blogged yesterday that Ernie had to be a bungling idiot to lose his job in one year.

From my binoculars, he is coming pretty damn close.

We move up to 17 and take a guy from France that isn't available this year. What? Why?

And we are giving up two picks to get Trever Booker who is 6'7". What? Why?

Somebody hit me over the head. Don't make since to me. What is up?

LarryInClintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | June 24, 2010 10:55 PM | Report abuse "

EG can't pick anything beyond a sure thing with the #1 pick.

If Wall bombs, nobody will blame him due to the Wall hype machine.

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | June 24, 2010 10:58 PM | Report abuse

"I hear what you are saying, but I think that Vasquez was allowed to go emotionally bonkers at Maryland b/c that's how Gary amped him up to play. Gary is an emotionally bonkers kind of guy, and it was the environment they fed off of."

Sorry, but no. If you've watch Terps broadcasts regularly over the course of the last 4 years then you've heard them announcers talk about how the guy Vasquez is on court is the guy he is, and that it didn't start at Maryland. It is true that he and Williams were so in sync because they had that in common, but Vasquez didn't get it from Gary. he carried it in when he walked through the door of the gym.

Posted by: kalo_rama | June 24, 2010 10:59 PM | Report abuse

What is up with these EG draft picks?

Who the heck is coming in to start at the 5?

Please do not say AB.

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | June 24, 2010 11:00 PM | Report abuse

p1-

Gay got paid to play at UCONN. Everything else you said is correct.

DC_GIRL88 has no clue what he is talking about.

Posted by: Diesel44 | June 24, 2010 11:00 PM | Report abuse

Dude did you see any terps games??? Hayes played off the ball when he started or was the back up pg off the bench. Mayo played a lot of o1 because connley sucked. This pick will allow mayo to stay @ the 2 and if they resign gay, stay @ the 3. Finally, by john hollinger's draft rater system, it predicted GV as the 10th best prospect:

http://insider.espn.go.com/nba/blog?name=nba_draft&id=5263560

Posted by: merajc86 | June 24, 2010 11:01 PM | Report abuse

I blogged yesterday that Ernie had to be a bungling idiot to lose his job in one year.

From my binoculars, he is coming pretty damn close.

We move up to 17 and take a guy from France that isn't available this year. What? Why?

And we are giving up two picks to get Trever Booker who is 6'7". What? Why?

Somebody hit me over the head. Don't make since to me. What is up?

LarryInClintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | June 24, 2010 11:01 PM | Report abuse

BTW, it's noted that Seraphino didn't work out with any teams due to a knee injury.

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | June 24, 2010 11:02 PM | Report abuse

Dieselbutt44 clearly has no clue. Can't even buy one.

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | June 24, 2010 11:02 PM | Report abuse

vasquez was the point. hayes was a spot up shooter. i you watched any md games you would know this.

Posted by: jnicol2 | June 24, 2010 11:03 PM | Report abuse

FYI, Eric Hayes was the PG on the team.

Vasquez is a slow 2 who can't shoot consistently and has no hops.

Given all that, I think he'd fit better in NY since he loves the limelight.

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | June 24, 2010 10:45 PM | Report abuse

Greivis Vasquez was the starting point guard, he LED THE ACC IN ASSISTS you unbelievable moron. He won the COUSY AWARD as the nation's top POINT GUARD. Seriously, you are without a doubt a total moron DC MAN. But that's not news to anyone who reads this blog regularly. You have been making a fool out of yourself for quite some time on here...today is no exception.

Posted by: Barno1 | June 24, 2010 11:06 PM | Report abuse

"vasquez was the point. hayes was a spot up shooter. i you watched any md games you would know this.

Posted by: jnicol2 | June 24, 2010 11:03 PM | Report abuse "

Again, Vasquez was the point when Gary wanted him to shoot and shoot he did...

Vasquez does not have the skills to run a team and only stayed in college b/c he wasn't going to get drafted in the 1st round last year.

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | June 24, 2010 11:06 PM | Report abuse

If you think Vasquez is a PG, then you clearly have no clue.

Get off the blog, numbnutz.

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | June 24, 2010 10:56 PM | Report abuse


The original point was whether Eric hayes was the shooting guard or point guard for UMD.

You said Eric hayes was the PG. You are dead flat out wrong and got called out on it by a number of folks.

You spoke ignorantly; now you'd like to play the "red herring" game and shift the focus onto whether or not Vasquez can be a good PG. But that's beside the point - you were wrong in saying that Hayes was the PG for Maryland; just like you were wrong in thinking that Rudy Gay would somehow steal time away from Vazquez as a guard when they play 2 different positions.

Just admit that you were wrong.

Posted by: p1funk | June 24, 2010 11:07 PM | Report abuse

"Greivis Vasquez was the starting point guard, he LED THE ACC IN ASSISTS you unbelievable moron. He won the COUSY AWARD as the nation's top POINT GUARD. Seriously, you are without a doubt a total moron DC MAN. But that's not news to anyone who reads this blog regularly. You have been making a fool out of yourself for quite some time on here...today is no exception.

Posted by: Barno1 | June 24, 2010 11:06 PM | Report abuse "

LOL!

Vasquez won that award b/c of his scoring.

That's why he has all those points.

Vasquez will be a flop in the NBA if he's a PG or SG.

His job is to come in, hustle, and scrap.

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | June 24, 2010 11:08 PM | Report abuse

vasquez was the point. hayes was a spot up shooter. i you watched any md games you would know this.

Posted by: jnicol2 | June 24, 2010 11:03 PM | Report abuse

jnicol2, we are both arguing with a complete and utter buffoon. DC MAN is simply not intelligent.

There are doubts as to whether he will remain a point guard in the NBA, but there is no question whatsoever that he was the starting point guard at MD for the last 4 years (with the only exception being a short 5-6 game stretch early in the 2008 season).

Posted by: Barno1 | June 24, 2010 11:09 PM | Report abuse

The buffoons are those that think Vasquez can play PG in the NBA.

Vasquez thrived in college b/c he got the green light from Gary to shoot whenever he wanted b/c Gary had no scorers on the team.

Vasquez won't get that in the NBA.

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | June 24, 2010 11:12 PM | Report abuse

DC_GIRL88-

Help me understand. EVERYONE on this blog is dumber after reading your post. You have yet to type anything even remotely intelligent or informative.

You want to b!tch about the Grizz taking Vasq 28th overall and he has versatility, size, work ethic, and was the ACC POY.

Really?

Posted by: Diesel44 | June 24, 2010 11:12 PM | Report abuse

p1-

Gay got paid to play at UCONN. Everything else you said is correct.

DC_GIRL88 has no clue what he is talking about.

Posted by: Diesel44 | June 24, 2010 11:00 PM | Report abuse


Yes, we all know about the "Gay Affair".

This "DCMAN" character is funny though...

I wonder how long he's going to hold out and keep trying to argue that Hayes was the PG at Maryland.

Posted by: p1funk | June 24, 2010 11:13 PM | Report abuse

Way to go Greivis!

Posted by: ams1986 | June 24, 2010 11:19 PM | Report abuse

"You want to b!tch about the Grizz taking Vasq 28th overall and he has versatility, size, work ethic, and was the ACC POY.

Really?

Posted by: Diesel44 | June 24, 2010 11:12 PM | Report abuse "

LOL!

And Calbert Cheaney was the Naismith player of the year.

How'd that work out?

Really?

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | June 24, 2010 11:20 PM | Report abuse

OK, DCDUDE.

Since you are totally avoiding the topic of Eric Hayes, now, we'll just take that as prideful acknowledgement on your part that you understand you were wrong on that basic fact.

If you want to be viewed as credible in your opinions, next time make sure you know who plays what position...

Posted by: p1funk | June 24, 2010 11:23 PM | Report abuse

DC_MAN88-

You are clearly an idiot. After the 5th pick the NBA draft is a crap shoot. Picks are sold for cash, players are taken that never even come to the states, etc.

Go watch 10 seasons worth of NBA & NCAA basketball, get your GED, move out of your Mama's basement and come back to the blog with something informative.

Posted by: Diesel44 | June 24, 2010 11:25 PM | Report abuse

According to this link Hayes was the point guard until mid season. http://terrapintrail.com/sports/2010/04/16/the-importance-of-the-class-of-2010/

Posted by: bullets_0000 | June 24, 2010 11:30 PM | Report abuse

"OK, DCDUDE.

Since you are totally avoiding the topic of Eric Hayes, now, we'll just take that as prideful acknowledgement on your part that you understand you were wrong on that basic fact.

If you want to be viewed as credible in your opinions, next time make sure you know who plays what position...

Posted by: p1funk | June 24, 2010 11:23 PM | Report abuse "

LOL!

Just b/c Vasquez is labeled as PG doesn't mean he's a real PG just the same as Gilby is not a real PG.

If you want some credibility, go try to buy some.

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | June 24, 2010 11:33 PM | Report abuse

"DC_MAN88-

You are clearly an idiot. After the 5th pick the NBA draft is a crap shoot. Picks are sold for cash, players are taken that never even come to the states, etc.

Go watch 10 seasons worth of NBA & NCAA basketball, get your GED, move out of your Mama's basement and come back to the blog with something informative.

Posted by: Diesel44 | June 24, 2010 11:25 PM | Report abuse "

Go ask your mom to buy you a tv so that you can watch some basketball and learn for a change.

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | June 24, 2010 11:34 PM | Report abuse

According to this link Hayes was the point guard until mid season. http://terrapintrail.com/sports/2010/04/16/the-importance-of-the-class-of-2010/

Posted by: bullets_0000 | June 24, 2010 11:30 PM

Wrong. Hayes was thought to be the next Eric Hayes and played PG as a fresh but his handle regressed each year and as a senior he played the 2. To his credit he became a very good spot up shooter but didn't play PG for more than a few mins per game last year.

Posted by: Diesel44 | June 24, 2010 11:36 PM | Report abuse

Wrong. Hayes was thought to be the next Eric Hayes and played PG as a fresh but his handle regressed each year and as a senior he played the 2. To his credit he became a very good spot up shooter but didn't play PG for more than a few mins per game last year.

Posted by: Diesel44 | June 24, 2010 11

I hit enter before I could finish. It was the 2007 season I believe. One too many beers.

Posted by: bullets_0000 | June 24, 2010 11:41 PM | Report abuse

According to this link Hayes was the point guard until mid season. http://terrapintrail.com/sports/2010/04/16/the-importance-of-the-class-of-2010/

Posted by: bullets_0000 | June 24, 2010 11:30 PM

Middle of his FRESHMAN season. Yes, Hayes played a handful of games at point during his career. The rest of that time, Vasquez was the point guard. This is not debatable. Please go try to have this debate over at the Terrapin Insider and see how badly you get mocked for the absurd contention that Vasquez didn't play point guard the vast majority of the time at MD.

Posted by: Barno1 | June 24, 2010 11:42 PM | Report abuse

bullets_0000-

no worries dude. Beer is good and DC_Girl88 is an idiot.

He wants to compare the Grizz taking Vasq with the 28th pick to the Wiz taking Calbert with the 6th pick.

If there is a bigger billy goat on any WaPo blog I would have to argue..

Posted by: Diesel44 | June 24, 2010 11:49 PM | Report abuse

Middle of his FRESHMAN season. Yes, Hayes played a handful of games at point during his career. The rest of that time, Vasquez was the point guard. This is not debatable. Please go try to have this debate over at the Terrapin Insider and see how badly you get mocked for the absurd contention that Vasquez didn't play point guard the vast majority of the time at MD.

Posted by: Barno1 | June 24, 2010 11:42 PM |
Barno

I hit enter before I finished. I was merely tying to show he did play point gaurd in his tenure with the Terps.

Posted by: bullets_0000 | June 24, 2010 11:52 PM | Report abuse

"I hit enter before I could finish. It was the 2007 season I believe. One too many beers.

Posted by: bullets_0000 | June 24, 2010 11:41 PM | Report abuse "

No sweat...it's not like the first time you've been wrong.

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | June 25, 2010 12:00 AM | Report abuse

j/k

LOL!

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | June 25, 2010 12:01 AM | Report abuse

"He wants to compare the Grizz taking Vasq with the 28th pick to the Wiz taking Calbert with the 6th pick.

If there is a bigger billy goat on any WaPo blog I would have to argue..

Posted by: Diesel44 | June 24, 2010 11:49 PM | Report abuse "

No, I squashed your justification of Vasquez being so wonderful as ACC POY and how that would translate to success given Calbert was Naismith POY and didn't do much here.

Therefore, being ACC POY has no bearing on how he will do as a PG in the NBA, which I think he won't do anything.

BTW, da bigger billy goat be between your mom.

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | June 25, 2010 12:04 AM | Report abuse

This will be my first and last time on the Bullets Insider. I learned little but shared plenty. You are all welcome.

Pretty easy to understand why DC_GIRL88 is considered to be such a joke.

Good Night All and DC_88 please go to bed and quit staring at your sister and dad.

Posted by: Diesel44 | June 25, 2010 12:10 AM | Report abuse

"This will be my first and last time on the Bullets Insider. I learned little but shared plenty. You are all welcome.

Pretty easy to understand why DC_GIRL88 is considered to be such a joke.

Good Night All and DC_88 please go to bed and quit staring at your sister and dad.

Posted by: Diesel44 | June 25, 2010 12:10 AM | Report abuse "

Never knew you.

I'm staring at your dad in your sis.

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | June 25, 2010 12:12 AM | Report abuse

Good Lord, stop busting the kid, he worked his a off and was a fine tribute to MD Terp BB, he is tough as nails, and slow ---perhaps, but spud webb was short and he did pretty damn good, Wes Unseld was listed at 6-7 he was lucky to be 6-5 and beat the crap out of many elite centers including Kareem, just watch

Posted by: mfowler1 | June 25, 2010 12:35 AM | Report abuse

"Good Lord, stop busting the kid, he worked his a off and was a fine tribute to MD Terp BB, he is tough as nails, and slow ---perhaps, but spud webb was short and he did pretty damn good, Wes Unseld was listed at 6-7 he was lucky to be 6-5 and beat the crap out of many elite centers including Kareem, just watch

Posted by: mfowler1 | June 25, 2010 12:35 AM | Report abuse "

Just curious. What do you remember Spud Webb doing besides winning the dunk contest?

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | June 25, 2010 12:43 AM | Report abuse

Vasquez's biggest problem is above the neck. As the Terps' centerpiece player and emotional sparkplug, he could get away with being overly emotional, mercurial, unpredictable, and sometimes out of control because his teammates fed off his energy. But that won't fly when he's the 8th or 9th man in the NBA. Because he lacks the kind of physical talent to overwhelm people, he has to be under control and efficient to have an impact. The problem is, he's never learned to play under control or efficiently, so it's an open question whether he can make that transition and still be an effective ball player.

Posted by: kalo_rama | June 24, 2010 10:37 PM

________________________

I agree wholeheartedly with this assessment. I'm doubtful of Vasquez's NBA potential but happy to see the kid get a shot to prove himself. His passion for the game and life is palpable and inspiring. I hope he can grow to become at least a good rotation player in the NBA. I have strong reservations about that, but wish him the best.

Posted by: bazookajoe1 | June 25, 2010 12:49 PM | Report abuse

DCMAN,
http://www.cousyaward.com/
Suck an entire bag of them.

Posted by: Lee26 | June 25, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

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